Equiano traveled to Canada and England before he was sent back to the West Indies. There he was sold to a Philadelphia Quaker, namely Robert King. During 1766, Equiano bought his freedom and worked as a sailor until he moved to England in 1777.
He later became a Methodist and went on to write his autobiography. In 1792, he married Susan Cullen, an English woman, and the couple had at least one child prior to his death in 1797.
Within the two chapters of his autobiography, Equiano described his African family: how he was trained at an early age in the art of war and that his daily exercise was shooting, in addition to throwing javelins.
Also, he discussed his capture, which occurred one day when all their people were off to work and he and his sister were kidnapped by two men and a woman. The next day, they both were separated.
He later described the horrors of slavery (e.g., shrieks of women, groans of the dying, galling of chains, and filth of the necessary tubs in which children often fell and were almost suffocated).
At the end of the autobiography, Equiano expresses that if the slave masters' conduct changed and they treated their slaves like men, then the slave would be more faithful, honest, intelligent, and happiness would attend to them.